Tag Archives: domestic violence

Why teaching “respect” won’t end violence against women

TweetAnother professional athlete has been arrested for hitting a woman. This time it’s NBA player Greg Oden, who punched his former girlfriend in the face. The police report described “blood, swelling to the nose, lacerations to the forehead and nose area” on the woman’s the face. Oden was apparently calm and cooperative, telling the police [...]
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Why do we still insist women share responsibility for “provoking” their abuse?

Tweet There’s a particular kind of irony when Whoopi Goldberg, who 29 years ago starred in a film that featured intergenerational domestic violence, makes comments in support of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith regarding the very lenient two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens Running Back Ray Rice for knocking his then fiancee unconscious and dragging her into [...]
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Infographic: How gun background checks save women’s lives

TweetEverytown, an organization which advocates for gun safety, published this infographic, as well as a report on how the US’s weak gun laws put domestic violence victims at risk. It found that: Federal law does not keep guns out of the hands of abusive dating partners or convicted stalkers. Many state gun laws fail to protect domestic [...]
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The Academic Feminist Presents: Marisa Irabli and Feministing’s Student Series!

TweetHere at Feministing, two of our great loves are academic feminism and young feminists. Now we’re bringing the two together: today’s Academic Feminist column kicks off a series of interviews with students about their college theses or final projects that explore topics related to gender and sexuality. The first interview in our series comes from [...]
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Video: The World Cup is no excuse for domestic violence

TweetAs a soccer fan, I know that the World Cup is serious business. But it definitely shouldn’t be this serious. Tweet
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